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KIDS SHOWS IN BRONX WEEK OF APRIL 13

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Kids Shows in Bronx Check out these free and low-cost family and children's shows playing the week of April 13 in Bronx. See if your favorite musician will be in town and get all the details on the concert, find children's movie screenings, or just browse the theater listings to find a fun new musical or play that your family can go see together. If the weather is cooperative, you may also find outdoor concerts and performances, including outdoor movies. Whether you live in Bronx or will just be visiting during the week of April 13, you'll find plenty of options to keep your kids entertained. For more free and low-cost upcoming family and children's events in Bronx, go to our complete calendar of events.

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Cho-Liang Lin, violin soloist-leader with the Westchester Philharmonic - The Performing Arts Center
April 13, 2013 - Purchase

Cho-Liang Lin commands the music world's highest respect as both a violin virtuoso and a deft leader of chamber orchestras. He joins the Phil in both capacities with Vivaldi's masterpiece, 'The Four Seasons,' followed by Schubert's 'Polonaise.' Half-price tickets for children and students and also free open rehearsals before each concert. For more information about open rehearsals, go to westchesterphil.org/rehearsals.asp.

Diller-Quaile Rug Concerts - The Diller-Quaile School of Music
April 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

Engaging and interactive "rug concerts" designed for young children include singing, movement, and opportunities to play rhythm instruments. Each concert is different.

Diller-Quaile Rug Concert - The Diller-Quaile School of Music
April 13, 2013 - Upper East Side

Engaging 45-minute concerts designed for children ages 6 and younger include singing, movement, and opportunities to play rhythm instruments. No reservations needed, but space is limited.

Hot Peas 'N Butter - Symphony Space
April 13, 2013 - Upper West Side

Winners of the 2006, 2008, and the 2009,"Parent's Choice Awards," Hot Peas 'N Butter is a unique children's musical group that incorporates elements of traditional Latin music, Afro-Caribbean rhythms, jazz, folk, and rock. By combining an interactive, invigorating approach to performance with mature, multicultural music, Hot Peas 'N Butter has developed a distinct way of inspiring care and creativity in kids and adults alike. Visit hotpeasnbutter.com for more information and videos.

Here's To The Ladies Who Bling and Swing - Flushing Town Hall
April 13, 2013 - Flushing

Celebrating Women In Jazz - this tribute concert with international recording artist, songstress Antoinette Montague and her Quintet honors iconic women in song: Etta Jones, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Judy Garland, and many more! Vocals, Piano, Harp, Cello, Bass and Drums - an evening of joyful, swinging, emotional music.

'Pirate Pete's Parrot' - The Secret Theatre
April 13, 2013 - Long Island City

Ahoy, Matte! Climb on board and get ready for a musical adventure. This show revolves around Pirate Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his beloved runaway parrot, Polly (who prefers pancakes to boring old birdseed). Music, mischief, and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults.

Thumbelina - Ridgefield Playhouse
April 13, 2013 - Ridgefield

Thumbelina, a musical based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, follows the story of Thumbelina and her friends toad, fish, field mouse, mole and swallow as they experience a series of adventures in nature's tiny, enchanted world.

Polish Celebration! - Scarsdale Public Library
April 13, 2013 - Scarsdale

Enjoy a performance by the Polish American Folk Dance Company.

Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show - Westchester County Center
April 13, 2013 - White Plains

The Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show is now celebrating 49 years at Westchester County Center. There will be over 100 dealer booths including stamps, coins, and postcards.

International Gem and Jewelry Show - Westchester County Center
April 13, 2013 - White Plains

Exhibitors from around the World offer a huge selection of quality jewelry of all kinds including loose colored gemstones, fine finished jewelry, fashion jewelry, beads, and more. Enjoy discounts of 20-40% off regular retail price. Children under age 8 not admitted.

Saturday Family Program: The Iddy Biddies - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
April 13, 2013 - Prospect Heights

The Itty Biddies' present an interactive, energetic show will take children on a musical journey around and outside America through storytelling and songs.

Tales of Anansi - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
April 13, 2013 - Midwood

Environmental performance group Bash the Trash presents a storytelling concert that features Anansi the trickster, one of the most important characters in West African and Caribbean folklore. African-inspired musical instruments made from recycled and reused materials accompany the stories.

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - Webster Bank Arena
April 13, 2013 - Bridgeport

Mickey Mouse and his band of friends, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Goofy perform in a music mash-up. Concert goers hear greatest hits from the blockbuster movies, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Disney/Pixar's Toy Story remixed to rock, pop, reggae, hip-hop, jazz and country, and other jams.

Dora the Explorer Live, The Pirate Adventure - The Showplace at The Bellmore Movies
April 13, 2013 - Bellmore

Plaza Theatrical Productions, Long Island's largest touring theatre company, is proud to present Dora The Explorer Live: Dora?s Pirate Adventure. Dora, her best buddy Boots the Monkey, and the rest of their friends embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island. Along the way, the audience will use their map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully help Dora reach the treasure. All ends happily onstage with a "yo-ho-ho!" The performance runs for one hour and is followed by a meet and greet with the cast. Birthday parties welcome. For individual and group ticket information and reservations, call Plaza Theatrical Productions at 516-599-6870, or online at plazatheatrical.com.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
April 13, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Come to an improvisational audience-participation puppet show with live music, where you choose which classic tales are retold with a twist of comedy. Each show is unique and features special guests.

Sammie & Tudie's Family Cabaret - The Metropolitan Room
April 13, 2013 - Chelsea

Sammie and Tudie have been creating original shows for 13 years in Manhattan. They are a local favorites and have a family friendly style of performing that is sure to please the whole family. Come out and join them for their newest venture in this beautiful classic New York cabaret space for a fun and action packed hour long show with magic, music, and lots of comedy.

'The Intergalactic Nemesis' - The New Victory Theater
Through April 13, 2013 - Times Square

Meet Molly Sloan, a gutsy globe-trotting reporter, Mysterion the Magnificent, a villain obsessed with world domination, and Zygonians, sinister and smelly sludge monsters from outer space. These are just a few of the heroes and creepos you'll encounter in "The Intergalactic Nemesis," a sci-fi radio play for the comic book crowd. It's aliens, adventure, conspiracy, and intrigue on stage and on screen while three intrepid actors voice a cast of hundreds with all the campy melodrama they can muster as over 1,000 graphic novel panels loom large up above. Thwack! Wham! Zoinks! A Foley artist with hundreds of sound effect gizmos elevates the action.

Vocal Master Class with Faith Esham - Music Conservatory of Westchester
April 13, 2013 - White Plains

Music Conservatory of Westchester is celebrating its "Master Class Month" with a series of classes taught by accomplished guest musicians. Join renowned soprano Faith Esham for invaluable lessons in one of the most dynamic instruments: voice. Esham has performed at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, at Paris' Theatre du Chatelet, at Cologne Opera in Germany, and more.

A Recital for Spring - Port Washington Public Library
April 13, 2013 - Port Washington

Presented by iSchool of Music and Art, the recital, an afternoon of music for piano, soprano and violin features Magdalena Duskina,piano,Faculty, iSchool of Music and Art, Elizabeth Dow, Soprano, Asst. Manager, iSchool of Music and Art, and Jennifer Johnson, violin, Faculty, iSchool of Music and Art. The group will perform works by Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Bach, Grieg, Verdi, Beethoven, Cilea, and Strauss.

Family Music: Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole - 92nd Street Y
April 14, 2013 - Upper East Side

Moving with ease between fiddle and accordion, Cedric Watson and his group Bijou Creole (including a rubboard player) are among the new generation that carry on the Creole and Cajun traditions. His specialty is zydeco, a Louisiana French blend of Creole and rhythm & blues, making this show extra spicy. This concert is approximately 1 hour in duration.

Cho-Liang Lin, violin soloist-leader with the Westchester Philharmonic - The Performing Arts Center
April 14, 2013 - Purchase

Cho-Liang Lin commands the music world's highest respect as both a violin virtuoso and a deft leader of chamber orchestras. He joins the Phil in both capacities with Vivaldi's masterpiece, 'The Four Seasons,' followed by Schubert's 'Polonaise.' Half-price tickets for children and students and also free open rehearsals before each concert. For more information about open rehearsals, go to westchesterphil.org/rehearsals.asp.

Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival - IZOD Center
April 14, 2013 - East Rutherford

Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Toy Story. Disney songs are remixed to the sounds of hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, and country. All together, more than 25 Disney stars are featured in this jam session that invites the audience to dance, sing, play air-guitar, and laugh.

Gallery Stage: Interactive Show - 'Two Rivers, Two Cultures' - Hudson River Museum
April 14, 2013 - Yonkers

Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach Program students, in costume, invite families to journey up the Hudson in a 20-minute performance they wrote for the exhibition, "The Panoramic River." An interactive adventure against a moving backdrop into early American and British cultures. The play stars a BOY who travels up the Hudson and meets an EXPLORER, Henry Hudson; an ARTIST, William Guy Wall; a Native American CHARACTER, Pukwudgie; and, a hungry SQUIRREL. Jokes, magic tricks, and audience involvement are all part of the fun. Appropriate for ages 6 and older.

Insekta - Flushing Town Hall
April 14, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy this performance by the KINEMATIK Dance Theater as they venture into the bustling world of beetles, spiders, ants and fireflies. Be amazed by this dance exploration of the intricate & complex microorganisms that surround us. Collaborating with technology artist Cheng-I-Wang, KINEMATIK investigates the diversity of insects through dance and motion detection projections; fusing technology with Breakdance, House, Vogue and modern dance.

Charlotte's Web - Queens Theatre
April 14, 2013 - Flushing

Enjoy this classic story of friendship. In Theatreworks USA’s production of E.B. White’s beloved story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barn spider named Charlotte. When Wilbur is in danger of being slaughtered by the farmer, Charlotte writes messages praising Wilbur (such as "Some Pig") in her web in order to persuade the farmer to let him live. Now that's a great friend.

Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show - Westchester County Center
April 14, 2013 - White Plains

The Stamp, Coin & Paper Money Show is now celebrating 49 years at Westchester County Center. There will be over 100 dealer booths including stamps, coins, and postcards.

International Gem and Jewelry Show - Westchester County Center
April 14, 2013 - White Plains

Exhibitors from around the World offer a huge selection of quality jewelry of all kinds including loose colored gemstones, fine finished jewelry, fashion jewelry, beads, and more. Enjoy discounts of 20-40% off regular retail price. Children under age 8 not admitted.

"The Velveteen Rabbit" - Tarrytown Music Hall
April 14, 2013 - Tarrytown

"When a child loves you for a long, long time...then you become Real." So says the Horse to the Velveteen Rabbit in Margery Williams' famous and much-loved literary classic. A plush rabbit, given as a gift to a young boy, yearns for the day the boy will choose him as his special playmate, so that he can become real. This innovative production combines the theatrical magic and signature style of Enchantment Theatre with the musical magic of Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award-Winning Composer/Arranger Don Sebesky. With an original musical score, life-sized puppets, masks, and magic, Enchantment Theatre Company brings to life this charming tale of love and devotion, creating an unforgettable theatrical experience for the whole family. Discounts available for children younger than age 12. All patrons must have tickets, including small children. A Music Hall/Music Without Borders Co-Presentation.

Fiddler on the Roof - Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts
April 14, 2013 - Midwood

The great Broadway music is brought back to life with the wonderful music, drama, Jewish humor, and some genuine chicken soup for the soul.

Hip Tot Music Fest presents Earth Day Show featuring Rolie Polie Guacamole - Littlefield
April 14, 2013 - Brooklyn

Join local faves Rolie Polie Guacamole as they celebrate the rites of Spring and Earth Day.

Family Concert with Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole - 92nd Street Y
April 14, 2013 - Upper East Side

Creole plus rhythm 'n blues equals zydeco. Cedric Watson is a four-time Grammy-nominated fiddler, singer, accordionist, and songwriter who has been making a name for himself as one of the brightest young talents to emerge in zydeco music, a foot-stomping Louisiana-French blend of Creole and rhythm and blues. His group Bijou Creole (including a rubboard player!) brings the best of this Louisiana tradition to New York City. Get a taste at cedricwatson.com.

Composer Festival - Merkin Concert Hall
April 14, 2013 - Upper West Side

Students from Kaufman Music Center's Lucy Moses School, New York's largest community arts school, and Special Music School, a K-8 public school for musically gifted children, perform works by J. S. Bach at Merkin Concert Hall.

BRONX ARTS ENSEMBLE FAMILY CONCERTS - 'FERDINAND THE BULL' - Knights of Columbus
April 14, 2013 - Bronx

"Ferdinand" is a gentle bull who prefers the aroma of wild flowers to fighting. He's mistakenly chosen to face a matador after an unfortunate bee incident...and that's just the beginning! Written by Dante Albertie with musical arrangements by Bill Scribner. Performed by the Bronx Arts Ensemble and The Children's Theatre Company at Lehman.

Rolie Polie Guacamole - Kings Bay Y at Windsor Terrace
April 15, 2013 - Windsor Terrace

The local kindie rock favorites perform a low-key set for the chilluns.

Israel at 65 Comes Alive - The Gerrard Berman Day School - Solomon Schechter of North Jersey
April 16, 2013 - Oakland

Children ages 2-8 are invited to see puppeteer Jill Liflander, who combines dancing, singing, pantomiming, storytelling, and the playing of instruments to create captivating shows. Inspired by Jewish heritage and the natural world, Jill brings to life puppets lovingly crafted from reused and recycled materials. Other activities at this special event include crafts, music, and refreshments. Registration is required.

Pagliacci performed by Dicapo Opera Theatre - Tilles Center for the Performing Arts
April 19, 2013 - Greenvale

Performed by New York City's Dicapo Opera Theatre Michael Capasso, General Director. In Italian with English supertitles and performed with full orchestra. This classic tragic Italian opera uses lush melodies and soaring orchestration to tell a story of love and vengeance. The aria Vesti la giubba is a tour de force for tenors who both act and sing...music drama at its finest.

AjkunBT's "La Fille Mal Gardee - New Rochelle Suite" - Linda Kelly Theater
April 19, 2013 - New Rochelle

One of the oldest ballets still regularly performed, "La Fille Mal Gardee" (The Wayward Daughter) is a blissful evocation of rural living in a comedy depicting feelings of innocence and eternal spring. The dimwitted, umbrella-obsessed Alain will entertain you, while the sweet, innocent love of Lisa and Colin will move your heart.

Tablao Flamenco 2013 - The Chian Federation
April 19, 2013 - Astoria

May flowers aren?t the only great thing that April brings. Enjoy an evening of dance. Under the direction of Gabriela Granados, Tablao Flamenco features live performances of Flamenco and other styles of Spanish dance and music. The cabaret-type presentation and atmosphere replicates what is experienced in the flamenco clubs (or ?tablaos?) of Spain.

Wacky Wednesday - Theatre Three
April 19, 2013 - Port Jefferson

A wild wish sends Amanda and her dad into a crazy cross adventure where they find that they have switched places. Hilarity and hijinx ensue as they learn that being someone else might be harder than it seems.

Sixth Annual Tango Evening with Tango Quartero - Music Conservatory of Westchester
April 19, 2013 - White Plains

Music Conservatory of Westchester will host an evening of lively tango music and dance in a chamber setting with a special performance by Tango Quartero. Marco Valentino Quartero (piano), Kathy Adorney (violin, viola), Nancy Goodman (flute), Ruth Matthews (piano), and Chris Wessman (cello) will perform original compositions highlighting the beauty of tango. Dancers Christina Stone and Matt Grubler will also perform. Donations of $10 or more will receive a Tango Quartero CD.

POLYNESIAN PARADISE DANCERS - Westchester Community College - Academic Arts Theatre
April 20, 2013 - Valhalla

This sought-after Polynesian dance troupe is known for their vibrant, high-energy and authentic choreography. Since its inception in 1993, founded by Akemi Welsh, the company has performed for heads of state and dignitaries worldwide, wowing audiences of all ages. Journey to exotic cultures, and enjoy traditional and modern dances of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, and Samoa.

AjkunBT's 'La Fille Mal Gardee - New Rochelle Suite' - Linda Kelly Theater
April 20, 2013 - New Rochelle

One of the oldest ballets still regularly performed, "La Fille Mal Gardee" (The Wayward Daughter) is a blissful evocation of rural living in a comedy depicting feelings of innocence and eternal spring. The dimwitted, umbrella-obsessed Alain will entertain you, while the sweet, innocent love of Lisa and Colin will move your heart.

Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley Concert - Nassau Coliseum
April 20, 2013 - Uniondale

The Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter is the reigning two-time CMA and reigning three-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year. Her current album, Four The Record, made history when it debuted atop Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, making Miranda the first country artist in the 47-year history of the chart to have each of her first four albums debut at # 1. Four The Record won the ACM Album of the Year Award and garnered rave reviews. Her headlining 'On Fire' Tour played to more than one million fans this year. Miranda dedicates much of her time to her MuttNation Foundation which has raised more than $700,000 to fund no-kill animal shelters, pet adoption, spay and neutering of pets and much more. Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter, Dierks Bentley has forged his own brand of country music combining classic country songwriting, influences of bluegrass instrumentation and the energy of rock'n'roll. Bentley's sixth studio album HOME, released earlier this year, debuted at No. one and has spawned three chart-toppings hits, marking 10 career No. one songs as a singer and songwriter. HOME is also currently nominated for three 2012 CMA award nominations for "Album of the Year" and "Single" and "Song of the Year" for its title track. His five previous studio albums have sold more than five million copies and earned him an invitation to join the Grand Ole Opry.

Comedy Magic Show - Broadway Comedy Club
April 20, 2013 - Midtown West

Prepare yourself for an afternoon filled with mystery and amazement with a one-hour magic show at the legendary Broadway Comedy Club. The bi-weekly magic show will feature a rotating line up of talented magicians, including comedy magician Randy Masters. The comedy magic show combines sleight of hand, mind reading stunts, and plenty of audience participation. Suitable for all ages. Broadway Comedy Club hosts a bi-weekly Saturday afternoon magic show, suitable for the whole family! Performance dates: Feb. 2nd, Feb. 16th, March 2nd, March 16th, April 6th, and April 20th.

Aaron Nigel Smith and the One World Chorus - Symphony Space
April 20, 2013 - Upper West Side

This well-known and nationally touring performer from the PBS KIDS Emmy Award-winning show "Between the Lions" infuses a fresh sound into children's music with high-energy shows that get kids to jump, play, sing, and dance through a collection of hip, exuberant songs with roots in reggae, world music and rock and roll. Aaron and NYC members of his One World Chorus will also sing new songs from the acclaimed CD Welcome to the Village!, a globe-shrinking collection of songs featuring the voices of hundreds of children from New York, Los Angeles, Portland and a school near Nairobi, Kenya. With the One World Chorus project, he hopes to make the world a little smaller. "When kids sing together, I hope that they enjoy sharing the gift of music and learning a valuable discipline that can be used to promote positive change in the world," he says.

Almost Queen - Molloy College Madison Theatre
April 20, 2013 - Rockville Centre

Almost Queen succeeds in blending the vocal layering and studio precision that is a signature of the band with the energy and spectacle of a live stage production. Elaborate lighting, effects and costumes aptly frame the seasoned musicians who step into these very large shoes to effectively render an authentic “Queen experience.” The band can boast an unbroken string of sold out theaters from New York to San Diego, while headlining major rock festivals in a number of foreign countries as well as the US. The showmanship on stage is reflected by the extensive resumes of the band members, who have toured with the likes of Thin Lizzy, Dee Snider, and Angel. Lead singer Joseph Russo, is also a veteran of the Broadway stage, and has performed in several Broadway tours throughout the world. He and the other Almost Queen members Steve Leonard, John Cappadona, and Randy Gregg flex all of their musical chops in proudly presenting to you the penultimate live Queen concert.

DOTTY DOT! - The Secret Theatre
April 20, 2013 - Long Island City

This musical delight, depicts a day in the life of a very bossy little girl and her gang of quirky friends as they adventure to put on a play (which Dotty will OBVIOUSLY direct)! Filled with memorable songs, colorful characters and valuable lessons, this show can be enjoyed by children of all ages.

EARTH DAY JAM to benefit The Healing Newtown Arts Support Fund - Groove Performing Arts
April 20, 2013 - Larchmont

Local musicians raise their voices in song to raise funds in support of The Healing Newtown Arts Support Fund (healingnewtown.org). This very special Earth Day Jam will feature local kindie-rock favorite Zev Haber and members of the Groove House Band singing songs about our beautiful planet Earth and all of its natural wonders. Children are invited to bring their own instruments, or make a maraca from a variety of recycled materials. Healingnewtown.org was organized following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary to facilitate, support, and coordinate creative programs and workshops that foster long-term healing through the arts. For children ages 1-8 years old with an active grown-up. Registration required.

Saturday Family Programs: The Last Pine Tree on Eagle Mountain - Brooklyn Public Library, Central branch
April 20, 2013 - Prospect Heights

Enjoy a musical about the friendship between an unlikely duo, the eagle and the pine tree. Children will discover the mutual relationship between animals and their environments.

Dora the Explorer Live, The Pirate Adventure - The Showplace at The Bellmore Movies
April 20, 2013 - Bellmore

Plaza Theatrical Productions, Long Island’s largest touring theatre company, is proud to present Dora The Explorer Live: Dora’s Pirate Adventure. Dora, her best buddy Boots the Monkey, and the rest of their friends embark on an exciting trip to Treasure Island. Along the way, the audience will use their map-reading, counting, musical and language skills to successfully help Dora reach the treasure. All ends happily onstage with a "yo-ho-ho!" The performance runs for one hour and is followed by a meet and greet with the cast. Birthday parties welcome. For individual and group ticket information and reservations, call Plaza Theatrical Productions at 516-599-6870, or online at plazatheatrical.com.

Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
April 20, 2013 - Morningside Heights

Come to an improvisational audience-participation puppet show with live music, where you choose which classic tales are retold with a twist of comedy. Each show is unique and features special guests.

Mario the Magician & his Suitcase Machine - Metropolitan Room
April 20, 2013 - Chelsea

Join acclaimed children's performer Mario the Magician for an uplifting, inventive, and highly interactive magical performance for the young and young-at-heart. Part retro, part rock and roll, Mario is an artist and inventor who creates his own props. Mario's old world looks and physical comedy style are reminiscent of his heroes, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin, but he puts a thoroughly modern spin on everything he does.

BilingualFest 2013 - W83 Ministry Center
April 20, 2013 - Upper West Side

BilingualFest 2013, the first-ever cross-cultural, bilingual family event that will showcase prominent artists from Chinese-American and Latino-American communities in New York City. A concert and cultural celebration, that features Parents' Choice award winner A Little Mandarin, led by Toni Wang (alittlemandarin.com) with a special appearance by Mencius Youth Orchestra & EastRiver Ensemble (menciussociety.org), and El Taller (tallerlatino.org), led by pioneering artistic director Bernardo Palombo, Sesame Street Spanish programming creator and executive producer of Grammy-award-winner Dan Zanes' Spanish children's album and amazing musicians, Elena Moon Park (rabbitdays.com) and Sonia De Los Santos (soniadelossantos.com), from Dan Zanes & Friends. Highlights include: Chinese lion dance by Sifu Norman Chin's Southern Praying Mantis Kung Fu and Lion Dance School; a Monkey King performance; and the extraordinary salsa duo Cynthia La China and Hector el Guajiro from NYSalsababy.

Children's Musical 'Once Upon a Mattress' - Queen of Angels Parish Center
Through April 20, 2013 - Sunnyside

A musical comedy re-telling of "The Princess and the Pea." Sarah Jessica Parker and Carol Burnett each starred in this Broadway hit. Unity Stage Company's Sunnyside production stars a cast of talented boys and girls in grades K through 5. The children have rehearsed once a week since September with a team of NYC performing arts professionals. Running Time: 75 minutes.

Piano Master Class with Tom Sauer - Music Conservatory of Westchester
April 20, 2013 - White Plains

Music Conservatory of Westchester is celebrating its "Master Class Month," with a series of classes taught by accomplished guest musicians. Join pianist Tom Sauer, founder and director of the Mannes Beethoven Institute, as he presents a piano class to be remembered. Sauer has performed at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Rockefeller University, and St. John's College, Oxford; he has also made appearances on Broadway and more.

The Stamford Symphony: Passion and Majesty - Stamford Palace Theater
Through April 21, 2013 - Stamford

Eckart Preu, conductor with Nigel Armstrong on the violin. Listen to Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Bruckner. Maestro Preu will share secrets and stories behind the music on stage one hour before the concert. MusiKids, an interactive education experience for children ages 6-12, takes place before the Sunday concert.

Cirque Du Solieil Presents 'Totem' - Citi Field Lot C.
Through April 21, 2013 - Flushing

Le Grand C - The New Victory Theater
Through April 28, 2013 - Times Square

A collective of 17 daring acrobats perform heart-stopping stunts with skill and distinctive style. With trust as their only safety net, this coterie of agile artists-cum-athletes toss, tumble, and tower into one human formation after another: first a vertical column of men and women stacked head to toe, next a human catapult that shows us what it's like to fly. "Le Grand C" is a portrait of expressive movement, powerful physicality and continuous surprise. Set to traditional French music, every playful yet precise piece from this alluring ensemble will captivate you and your family in this circus with a French twist.

'Shen Yun' - The David H. Koch Theater
Through April 28, 2013 - Lincoln Center

Shen Yun Performing Arts features traditional Chinese culture as it was meant to be: a beautiful blend of artistry, energy, and grace. Dozens of dancers in dazzling costumes move in seamless, flowing patterns. A live orchestra blends East and West, thunderous drums shake the stage, and spectacular backdrops transport you to another world. See ancient legends of virtue brought to life alongside modern tales of courage. Hear soaring songs by masterful vocalists that will move and inspire. Experience a sense of grandeur and enchantment like no other with this unique, thrilling, and unforgettable performance.

Magician Philip Klipper Will Astound You! - Ciao! Restaurant
Through April 30, 2013 - Eastchester

Every Thursday from 6-8pm, Magician Philip Klipper will astound and delight the whole family with his incredible sleight of hand during dinner. Apr. 4, 11, 18, and 25.

'The Importance of Being Ernest' - White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC)
Through April 30, 2013 - White Plains

Oscar Wilde's comedic masterpiece about manners, class, and society. Dashing men-about-town John Worthing and Algernon Moncrieff pursue fair ladies Gwendolen Fairfax and Cecily Cardew. Matters are complicated by the imaginary characters invented by both men to cover their on-the-sly activities - not to mention the disapproval of the formidable Lady Bracknell. Oscar Wilde's play is a humorous expose on British society and pokes gentle fun at pretense, all in the context of well-crafted language and delightful repartee. April 5, 6, 12, and 13 at 8pm; April 7 and 14 at 2pm.

Making Books Sing's 'Wanda's Monster' The Musical - Theater 3
Through May 12, 2013 - Times Square

Making Books Sing presents a new family musical featuring new songs by children's music star Laurie Berkner. The 50-minute musical features Wanda, a spunky 5 year old who believes there's a monster in her closet. Wanda befriends "Monster," with the help from her cool, rock star Granny. Music and Lyrics by LAURIE BERKNER Book by BARBARA ZINN KRIEGER Directed by ADRIENNE KAPSTEIN WANDA'S MONSTER, The Musical is based on the book by Eileen Spinelli with illustrations by NANCY HAYASHI. NOTE: Laurie Berkner will NOT be performing in Wanda's Monster. APRIL 19TH-MAY 12TH Wed - Thurs @ 10:30AM Fri @ 10:30AM & 5:00PM Sat & Sun @ 11:00AM & 2:00PM TICKETS ON SALE MARCH 1ST. FOR TICKETS: www.makingbookssing.org or 646-250-1178 Group rates available.

Jake Talks - Rockland World Radio
Through May 20, 2013 - Nyack

The JCC is seeking local teens for its weekly internet radio show, Jake Talks. Students will cover news and "hot topics" while having fun and learning the ins and outs of radio broadcasting. The show airs live each Monday at 5pm. Hear the show at rocklandworldradio.com. Listeners can call in to share their views by dialing 845-353-2910. Interested participants should contact Cathie Izen at [email protected], 845-362-4400 extension 103. Each Monday through May 20.

Jazz for Kids - Jazz Standard
Through May 26, 2013 - Gramercy

The Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra (JSYO), which includes about 25 talented musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, burns through jazz classics while listeners enjoys Blue Smoke's brunch menu (lunch menu, kids menu, and full bar are also available). Jazz Standard donates $1 from each kid's menu item sold to Spoons Across America.

'Guys and Dolls' - NOTE NEW DATES! - Westchester Broadway Theatre
Through June 06, 2013 - Elmsford

NOTE NEW DATES! Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Subtitled "A Musical Fable of Broadway," the show is set in the colorful world of New York City in the mid 20th century. "Guys and Dolls" is populated with gangsters and gamblers, missionary dolls, and beautiful showgirls, and has one of the great musical scores in American theatre. Including Frank Loesser's hits "Luck Be A Lady," "Guys and Dolls," "If I Were A Bell," and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat." Show runs through June 6, 2013. Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday matinees including lunch; Thursday, Friday Saturday, and Sunday Evenings including dinner.

Pinocchio - Puppetworks
Through August 18, 2013 - Park Slope

Puppetworks performs its adaptation of Collodi's legendary tale, Pinocchio, with an original score and laughs galore.

'Pippin' - Music Box Theatre
Through December 22, 2013 - Midtown

Everything has its season, and this season, Pippin returns to Broadway for the first time since it first thrilled audiences 40 years ago! With a beloved score by Tony Award� nominee Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) that includes the favorites ?Magic to Do,? ?Glory? and ?Corner of the Sky,? Pippin tells the story of a young prince on a death-defying journey to find meaning in his existence. Will he choose a happy but simple life? Or will he risk everything for a singular flash of glory? Direct from an acclaimed run at Boston?s American Repertory Theater, Pippin is directed by Diane Paulus, director of the 2009 and 2012 Tony Award winners for Best Musical Revival (Hair and The Gershwins? Porgy and Bess). This captivating production features sizzling choreography in the style of Bob Fosse and breathtaking acrobatics by Les 7 Doigts de la Main, the creative force behind the nationwide sensation Traces.

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